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Possible to install 32GB of RAM on a laptop which states 16GB MAX?

Hi, I am using the HP ENVY x360 - 15-dr1008tx, with an i7 10510u, 16GB ddr4 2666 RAM (16x1), Nvidia mx 250, 1TB SAMSUNG PM981.

 

It says 16GB MAX but it comes with 1 stick of 16GB instead of 2 8GB. I have seen a video indicating it actually supports 32GB MAX, but I am not too sure.

 

Therefore I would like to ask, does it mean it is possible to insert 2 16GB sticks given there is one in there already?

 

Also, the RAM it comes with is from Samsung, but in Hong Kong, I can't find the exact same one (Samsung 16GB ddr4 2666) and I don't feel safe to order online from other country due to my lack of computer knowledge. The more well-known brands available are: ADATA, Crucial, Kingston and Corsair. How bad is it to mix memory sticks with same speed but different timings?

 

I did consulted the HP tech guy but it was not helpful. Thank you so much for your help and have a nice day.

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Best I can tell, yes, it will work. There were DDR3 versions of that laptop who's max memory supported was 16GB (2x8) but the DDR4 version supports 2x16GB of memory.

 

Mixing memory will result in both sticks running at the slower of the timings between the two.

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28 minutes ago, Lurick said:

Best I can tell, yes, it will work. There were DDR3 versions of that laptop who's max memory supported was 16GB (2x8) but the DDR4 version supports 2x16GB of memory.

 

Mixing memory will result in both sticks running at the slower of the timings between the two.

I had a laptop that said 8GB max, at 2x4GB, but it happily took 2x8GB of DDR3 no problem.

The real problem is that none of this is a guarantee but it'll *probably* work.

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19 hours ago, Lurick said:

Best I can tell, yes, it will work. There were DDR3 versions of that laptop who's max memory supported was 16GB (2x8) but the DDR4 version supports 2x16GB of memory.

 

Mixing memory will result in both sticks running at the slower of the timings between the two.

Thank you so much for your help.

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19 hours ago, CerealExperimentsLain said:

I had a laptop that said 8GB max, at 2x4GB, but it happily took 2x8GB of DDR3 no problem.

The real problem is that none of this is a guarantee but it'll *probably* work.

Thank you so much for your help

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